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February 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:40 pm
Screening Wed. Feb. 17
U.S. theatrical premiere!
Ireland’s Oscar entry was one of the 9 films on the Oscar 2016 shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film.
YOU MAY THINK A FILM ABOUT A CUBAN DRAG QUEEN IS NOT FOR YOU, BUT THIS IS THE BACKDROP FOR A FATHER-SON CLASH AND IT WILL WIN YOU OVER.
Jesus, a young hairdresser working at a Havana nightclub that showcases drag performers, dreams of being a performer himself. But when his estranged father abruptly reenters his life, his world is quickly turned upside down.
“PACKS AN EMOTIONAL WALLOP. An audience favorite at this year’s Telluride Film Festival….the fresh setting and suberb performances validate the audience’s rapture. ” – Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter
“The other star of the film is Havana itself, its decrepit glory marvelously evoked but never prettified: sex is a currency in this city and everyone feels suffocated, dreaming of leaving for a different life in Europe or Miami; everyone that is except for Jesus. More than once, he’s told that he’s a good boy, and at this film’s heart lies a real sense of tenderness.” – Caspar Llewellyn Smith, The Guardian
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
Length: 1 hr. 40 min.